We'll try to keep this short, sweet and spoiler free. Believe it or not (my wife didn't), but I had never seen "The Jerk" before...ever. I had never really been to big on Steve Martin and he was only occasionally funny in things like "Father of the Bride" and "Saturday Night Live", so this was never something that I went out of my way to check out. "The Jerk" was definitely a funny film, as I found myself laughing out loud on more than one occasion and this film kind of seemed like the turning point for all comedies to follow. It seemed as though from this point on, comedies would be a little more crass and the whole thing reminded me of an earlier, more tame version of some of the comedies that we have today, from the likes of Judd Apatow and The Farrelly Brothers.
RATING: 6/10 We'll call it a '6' and sink it right into that middle ground area. Nothing overly special, but nothing blatantly offensive either.